Second Time Around: The Revival Of Classic Disney Movies

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No matter where you are from, chances are the magical fantasy worlds of Disney movies are some of your earliest childhood memories. From princesses to lovable talking animals, these “classics” are a staple in America’s storytelling culture. They are the epitome of childhood, our first inauguration into the realm of fantasy. Continue reading “Second Time Around: The Revival Of Classic Disney Movies”

DAMN, The Powerful Fourth Album By Kendrick Lamar

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The release of a Kendrick Lamar album is truly a monumental moment in the music world. Over multiple albums, Kendrick Lamar has defined himself as the greatest rapper of his generation, and potentially his generation’s greatest artist. He broke onto the mainstream with 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, a concept album about his childhood, with an overarching theme of his home town, Compton. Continue reading “DAMN, The Powerful Fourth Album By Kendrick Lamar”

Coachella Lights Up The Festival Scene

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Coachella is the premiere music festival in America, boasting an eclectic lineup across a multitude of genres with unique artists that don’t normally tour in festival settings, impeccable organization from the staff, and not to mention the in-your-face culture of being at the festival of the year. This year, headliners included Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Lorde, Travis Scott, and Mac Miller. Continue reading “Coachella Lights Up The Festival Scene”

New Shows to Stream this Year

A rundown on the shows that you want to be watching

After a stressful and busy week at school, everyone knows that there’s no better way to unwind and have fun than spending Friday night at home, binge-watching TV alone. Services like Netflix, Amazon and HBO Go have already hit the ground running in 2017, releasing series’ met with critical acclaim. Here are some of the best options for people looking for a new show to watch after finishing Grey’s Anatomy for the fourth time. Continue reading “New Shows to Stream this Year”

Spring Reading Recommendations

What to flip through in the upcoming season

Reading isn’t for everyone. Some people love it, some despise it, and many find themselves somewhere in the middle. Yet, one thing rings true across all three spectrums; it’s never a bad thing to find yourself lost in a good book. That is, if you can find one. Every person is different and has different tastes in literature, so it’s easier to find a good book for some people more than others. However, as impossible as it may seem, it can be done. One of the easiest ways to do so is to base your reading choices off of great books that you’ve already read and enjoyed. Continue reading “Spring Reading Recommendations”

Talking Heads 77 Turns 40

Photo courtesy of NME: The Talking Heads, photo taken backstage at a concert in 1980.

Post-punk is an endlessly fascinating genre of music. Although deemed the style of music that followed the boom of punk rock music in the mid-70’s, post-punk bands existed even before the punk rock explosion. The output of these post-punk pioneers simply could not be placed into a genre, and therefore were only categorized when there was a phrase to claim the style of the bands. One of the most important groups of the post-punk era was The Talking Heads. Continue reading “Talking Heads 77 Turns 40”

XXXTentacion: Up and Coming Star or Dangerous Criminal?

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Florida rapper, born Jahseh D. Onfroy, but more commonly known by the name “XXXTentacion” (pronounced “X-X-X-tentación”), has recently transitioned from Soundcloud obscurity to mainstream, with his up and coming hit “Look at Me!”. “Look at Me!” was released on Soundcloud back in late 2015, but has surged in popularity within the past months when famed rapper, Drake, premiered a new song that many claimed sounded like a rip off of XXXTentacion’s song. Continue reading “XXXTentacion: Up and Coming Star or Dangerous Criminal?”

Hottest Looks From This Year’s New York Fashion Week

From February 9th to the 16th, models clad in this season’s hottest trends studded the runways at New York Fashion Week. Though it only lasts 8 days, NYFW is instrumental in the world of fashion. New beauty trends pop up, and of course, A-listers sit front row to watch it all unfold. Here is a recap of most popular looks at NYFW. Continue reading “Hottest Looks From This Year’s New York Fashion Week”

MHS Alum Wins Golden Globes for His Role in “La La Land”

Photo courtesy of IMBD: Producer Peter Berger ’99 accepts a Golden Globe for his film “La La Land.” 

When “La La Land” debuted this fall, moviegoers knew that they were seeing something special. The New York Times called it “a work of sublime artifice and touching authenticity,” the Guardian said “the film has timeless charm and a brave sense of adventure” in its five star review, and average viewers gave “La La Land” a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on worldwide reactions, it seems that the production staff of “La La Land” had brought a bygone genre back from the dead. Continue reading “MHS Alum Wins Golden Globes for His Role in “La La Land””

Globe Editors’ Favorite Albums of 2016

Liam Katz ’18

1. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo

After a painfully long rollout, suffering varying different album names and tracklists, Kanye West’s 7th solo studio album, The Life of Pablo, was finally released on February 14th. This album caused controversy, as Kanye usually does, because of its obscene album art, ever changing tracklist, and somewhat vile lyrics. Continue reading “Globe Editors’ Favorite Albums of 2016”

MHS Students Make MLK Assembly One to Remember

Photo by Jack Mollin

The Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly is one of the highlights of the year for MHS students, and this year’s show completely fulfilled that standard. There were excellent performances from dozens of MHS students and groups, such as the Force, Krazii Krew, Tap Team, and plenty of others. There were riveting speeches given, powerfully echoing the words of MLK. It was definitely a show to remember, carrying on the legacy of excellent MLK. Continue reading “MHS Students Make MLK Assembly One to Remember”

Mr. Moore Steps Down as Head of Shakespeare Company

Photo by Sam Sarkozi: Mr. Moore leads a rehearsal session.

Mr. Moore, the PACE Theater teacher of 6 years, has tirelessly worked to direct and teach about the works of William Shakespeare. He has not only done this in PACE, but also throughout his work as the director the Mamaroneck Shakespeare Players for the past four years. Unfortunately, this will be Mr. Moore’s last year in charge of running the long-standing company. Continue reading “Mr. Moore Steps Down as Head of Shakespeare Company”

PACE Students Show Their Talent in This Year’s Soundscapes Performance

Photo courtesy of Rosa Sofia Kaminski: A group performs during Soundscapes.

Soundscapes is an annual PACE show in which music is the sole focus. Students can play musical instruments or sing. It’s a great way to showcase all of the raw musical talent found at MHS away from the theater. Continue reading “PACE Students Show Their Talent in This Year’s Soundscapes Performance”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Photo courtesy of Loudwire: Pearl Jam was one of this year’s inductees.

On December 20, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally announced their 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s class is comprised of Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Yes, ELO, Nile Rodgers and Journey.

Every year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chooses its class from a ballot process voted on by living inductees to the Hall, members of the music industry and other artists. Continue reading “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced”

Chatter About the Batter: Which Pancakes Matter

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Consider the humble pancake. Though claimed by many cultures, it has become an integral part of the American breakfast identity. Served in living rooms, diners and pancake houses across the nation, it is beloved for its easy preparation, satisfying mouthfeel and natural pairing ability with maple syrup. Though dozens of area establishments dish out the golden discs, we return from a summer hiatus to review three of the most popular pancake spots among the student body. All samplings were conducted with plain pancakes, topped with a splash of syrup and a pat of butter. Continue reading “Chatter About the Batter: Which Pancakes Matter”

Danny Brown’s Dark Masterpiece Reviewed

“Atrocity Exhibition” is the opening track to Closer, Joy Division’s second and final studio LP. It provides an immediate counterpoint to their 1979 classic, Unknown Pleasures. Where Unknown Pleasures was ice cold, minimal and detached, “Atrocity Exhibition” was vibrant, angry and vigorous. Atrocity Exhibition, the latest album from Detroit rapper Danny Brown, is heavily influenced by both sides of Joy Division. This may raise a few eyebrows. Rap and Joy Division are usually not mentioned in the same sentence, yet Danny Brown’s love for Joy Division runs throughout his most recent album. Through dark, spacious beats and some of the most creative lyricism in the rap game, Danny Brown has crafted a masterpiece. Continue reading “Danny Brown’s Dark Masterpiece Reviewed”

History in the Fashion World Covergirl Has First Male Model

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Earlier in October, Covergirl made a major step in both fashion and advertising history by having their first ever male model. This model, James Charles, is a seventeen year old makeup artist who is very popular over all forms of social media. This is neither the first time males have modeled for makeup, nor the first time Covergirl has broken stereotypes set by society Continue reading “History in the Fashion World Covergirl Has First Male Model”

Classic 80’s Movies

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Big Hair. Fanny packs. Shoulder pads. Perms. These were some of the many trends of the 1980’s. Most the adults at Mamaroneck High School grew up during this era. They’d probably all agree that this was the best time for music, fashion and especially movies. Some 80’s films are even considered as classics and a revolutionary time for teen romance and horror/ science fiction. They accurately demonstrated the way teenagers lived their lives- exuding drama, spunk, and wildness. Horror movies from the time were the foundation of all the horror flicks we see today- makeup, music and suspense. The Reagan years were also a golden age of funny. If you ever need a laugh, a scare, or even want to shed some tears, here are a list of must see movies from the 80’s. Continue reading “Classic 80’s Movies”